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lower school

[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/
noun
1.
a school that is preparatory to one on a more advanced level.
Origin of lower school
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • Juniors will sympathize with the lower school at Briarcroft, and rejoice when the new-comer wages her successful battle.

  • Amongst the small boys he ranked as the Petronius of the lower school.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • In the lower school work was more like conversation or like hearing news from our teachers.

    My Autobiography F. Max Mller
  • Noëlle Kennedy relies upon the kindness of the lower school.

    A Pair of Schoolgirls Angela Brazil
  • Most of Ferrer's time was wasted in attempts to drive home mathematical theories into the dense brain of a lower school set.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • He was in the second eleven, and after Dan the best fighter in the lower school.

    Paul Kelver Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
  • This relief is now among the other casts which I have placed in the lower school in the University galleries.

  • When Ernesti was appointed there were one hundred and twenty boys in the lower school; there were now only fifty-three.

    Bach Charles Francis Abdy Williams
  • On this occasion the seniors took elaborate precautions against intrusion from the lower school.

  • “There are a few very little girls in the lower school who still climb one of the safest trees,” remarked Olive.

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for lower school

lower school

noun
1.
the younger pupils in a secondary school, usually those in the first three or four year groups
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